Pamela Banks, Ph.D
Department Chair and Professor
Location: Liberal Arts
Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
Research Interests: Anxiety Disorders, e.g. anxiety sensitivity and panic attacks. Violence prevention and anger management, Stigma reduction and mental illness, Multicultural competencies, Stress management. Behavior and health management.
Courses Taught: Clinical Practicum, Psychology of African-Americans, Cognitive Assessment, Readings, Research & Independent Study
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC), Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Mississippi Psychological Association (MPA), Mississippi Academy of Sciences,
Recent Publications and/or Creative Work:
Banks, P. Bouldin, C., Banks, G. and Woodard, T. ( 2014) Weight gain and trait anger: Is there a link: Journal for the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 59, 114-115 (published abstract)
Kibler, J.L., Ma, M., Lyons, J.A., Dollar. K.M., Coleman, M., Brisco, K., & Banks, P.G. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Stress Checklist among young African-American men and women. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Vol 3(1), 77-83.
Banks, P. G., Banks, G., Friday, J. and Hadley, R. (2012). Cultural Competence in Assessment and Treatment of Culturally Diverse clientele. Paper presented by the Southeastern Psychological Association, February 15-18, 2012
Banks, P. Bouldin, C., Banks, G. and Woodard, T. (2014) Frequency of physical complaints and trait anger. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, March 6-9, 2014, Nashville, TN.
Banks, P. Bouldin, C., Banks, G. and Woodard, T. (2013) Weight gain and trait anger: Is there a link. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Eliminating Health Disparities, sponsored by JSU Center for Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities
Banks, P. Dowell, A., Hadley, R. and Clayton, T. (2013). Analysis of a doctoral clinical training facility: Types of Problem by Race and Gender. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association, March 13-16, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
Banks, P.G., Haymon, P. & Williams, Z. (2011). Personality Traits: Barriers to seeking Mental Health Services, Paper presented at the 2011 Sino-American International Research Forum at the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) in Jackson, MS, April, 2011.
Banks, P., Haymon, P., & Williams, Z. (2009). Stigma and mental illness for an African American college and community sample: How common is it? Presented at the National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, LA Feb. 9-14, 2009.
Banks, P., Evans, S., Woodard, T., & Haymon, P. (2009) Cultural competence: Assessment, Therapy and Ethics. Interest Group presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Southeast Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.